At EcoStiletto, we always cry at weddings. After all, the typical U.S. wedding is not just an occasion for opulence and elegance--it's also an occasion for excessive resource use, unchecked wastefulness and extreme environmental impact. "The typical American wedding typically includes things like conflict-sourced diamonds set in gold mined with cyanide--the furthest thing from a representation of true love
," said eco-wedding planner Paige Anderson Appel of Los Angeles, CA based Bash Eco Events
Paige recommends checking in with carbon-offsetter TerraPass' wedding carbon-footprint calculator
when planning your nuptials, making Organic Bouquet
your go-to, and avoiding traditional wedding staples like pesticide-laden gowns, asthma-inducing paraffin candles, tree-gobbling invitations and non-recyclable gifts and favors.
No wonder we weep.
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